San Jose.

Both the banana and coffee trading market has effected Costa Rica as a whole. Along with its major city San Jose, which we visited today. Coffee and bananas have been an important part of the Costa Rican economy since the nineteenth century. These industries have helped the Costa Rican economy thrive. This can be seen through the different museums throughout San Jose that highlight the history and importance of these two crops.

Although San Jose and Pittsburgh have many differences, they do share some similarities. First, the both have various dining options. Also they both have various museums open to the public. The San Jose museums depict artifacts that relate to the country as a whole. On the other hand the Pittsburgh museums more so reflect art in general.

Throughout San Jose and Costa Rica, the use of street addresses is non-existent. This makes it difficult for people who are not familiar with the area to understand the location of things. Instead, Ticos refer to things by landmarks and different features. Although this may work well for locals and those who are familiar with the area, for everyone else this system could be very confusing. One of Costa Rica’s main source of revenue is tourism. It would be beneficial if Costa Rica, or at least San Jose being the capital, could attempt to adopt a system that would help its tourist locate the various and intriguing things the cities have to offer. This could be done by creating some sort of address system in the city.

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